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Easy party recipes (Part 1) Fancy Rum balls made of cake crumbs!


Rum balls ©copyright2013owpp

Rum balls
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A promise is a promise so, here’s the first part!
What do you do after you’ve cut and shaped a birthday cake or sliced and set the fruit or chocolate cakes which are set beautifully on the table but are left with a load of uneven broken slices and crumbs nobody want? You make Rum balls!
Yes, it’s that simple, cheap, quick & easy 🙂 (I got this trick from a friend about a year ago)
I will give you the natural & regular recipe for those who are not particular about sugar.

Ingredients
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1. 1/4 of a big bowl of cake crumbs
2. 1/2 to 1 cup of organic soy milk. Half for the rice syrup users. (or regular organic milk)
3. 1/4 cup of rice syrup. That might make it sticky so add a little rice flour to compensate. (1/4 cup icing sugar if you prefer to rice syrup)
4. 1 tsp. vanilla essence (look for the natural ones in a nature shop if possible)
5. 2-4 tbsp of Rum according to taste (optional)

Method
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Roll in shredded coconut or cover in melted organic (if possible) chocolate, put in paper baking cups, refrigerate and serve!

Raisin flavor
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1. Add 1/4 cup raisins
2. A sprinkle of red wine (instead of Rum)
3. Roll in melted chocolate & add one raisin on top

Coconut flavor
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1. Add 1-2 cups shredded coconut
2. Pour organic melted chocolate in the bowl instead of rice syrup

This is just a beginning… everyone can put their signature to it. I played around a lot with this recipe along the time. You just have to dare and not be afraid of being creative, you can always correct a mistake by adding a thickener or loosen it the other way with a liquid ingredient while tasting all along, it’ll always turn out good. The Rum balls can range from very small to medium or even large if you fancy. They can be coated in shredded coconut, in plain dark or white melted chocolate, literally any coating of your choice, colored or chocolate sprinkles, caramelized chopped hazelnuts are particularly classy, there is no end to the possibilities… You just need an extra pair of hands to shape the balls and it’s finished in a much quicker time than on your own.

Note:
The chocolate has to be melted with a drizzle of oil, on the very lowest fire you have, from the start or it’ll burn! I use number 1 on my electric cooker or a Bain-Marie which is simply putting a small bowl with your chocolate in within a larger bowl (or pan on stove) of boiling water which will slowly melt it.

Enjoy it and let me know if you tried!

Dead-easy 100% Natural Party dips & party table in a new series of easy party recipes!


Party dips ©copyright2013owpp

Party dips
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I have finally decided to post the dips I made for a birthday party this winter. I am posting the photo of the table & have decided to make it my new series of 100% natural party recipes as an incentive or I’ll procrastinate forever 🙂
The dips take a second, they are really easy to do. I don’t have too much patience for long & complicated… (I used too but not anymore) so, don’t panic… the idea that it’s homemade therefore complicated is just a myth, time have changed & people are adapting to the fast-paced life we have been pushed in.
I’ll start with the dark-orange-tomato-dip and go clockwise to the olive-dip,the ketchup-mayonnaise & finally the Guacamole-dip recipe.

Time to party! ©copyright2013owpp

Time to party!
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Tomato dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 3 fresh tomatoes (preferably organic)
2. 3 tbsp. oil (I put olive, it was undetectable)
3. 2 cloves garlic
4. 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
5. 1 tsp salt (taste & add according to taste)
6. 1/4 tsp. black pepper (again add if needed)
7. 1 heaped tbsp. tomato puree

Method
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Mix in blender (I use a small hand one) add pili-pili if you like it sharp. I took my family to keep on tasting as I don’t include it in my food plan & added if they thought some ingredients were lacking (mainly salt & pepper)

Olive dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 1 tin of pitted green olives (around 400 to 500 gr. = 14 to 17 oz.)
2. 4 heaped tbsp. mayonnaise (try the natural organic if possible)

Method
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Mix in blender & enjoy!

Ketchup dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 50% mayonnaise (natural)
2. 50% ketchup
3. Scotch whisky (according to taste)

Method
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Mix by hand and taste. This is a very popular “trick” so you probably know it 😉

Pits to keep guacamole from darkening ©copyright2013owpp

Pits to keep guacamole from darkening
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Guacamole dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 1-2 ripe avocado (depending on the quantity you need)
2. lemon juice (start with half a lemon & add to taste)
3. Salt & black pepper (to taste)

Method
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Mix in blender. Leave in pits when refrigerated so the paste doesn’t darken. That’s how easy it gets and let the compliments pour in 🙂